If you’ve ever ventured to Polk Street on a weekend morning — you know, for coffee, breakfast, shopping, or a walk of shame — you may have encountered a sidewalk collection of tennis rackets between Broadway and Vallejo. Most Saturdays and Sundays, you’ll find the “yard sale” there along with a man peddling both current and vintage racket models until the early afternoons.
For skilled tennis players, I wouldn’t say this is the place to buy your grand slam gear (try ReMatch Sports). But for the rest of you, especially beginners who aren’t ready to invest, why not pick up a racket and head over to Alice Marble Tennis Court? If you just look good in whites, you’ll be pleased to find a few classic John McEnroe series rackets to complete the look, as well as more specials added weekly. “You can not be serious!“
Got questions? Call “the Tennis Racket Guy” at (415) 374-4822. Yes, he has a phone.